If you’re looking for a way to get in on the bob trend without sacrificing your braids, then you’ve come to the right place. Bob box braids are one of our favorite trends that we’ve seen this season and for good reason too: This adorable style makes the most of two unique looks and the results are hairstyle perfection.
Thinking about giving bob box braids a try? Read on for inspiration:
Create Your Own Bob Box Braids Style
Section your hair in half and clip the top section up. Then divide the lower section into two. Comb through the first section with Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick.
Start by securing your section with an elastic. Then, place a folded extension over the elastic and keep your natural hair in the middle. This will help keep the braid as close as possible to your scalp.
Use your natural hair as one of the three strands and begin creating a regular three-strand braid. Once your natural hair runs out, create three equal sections with the extensions and continue to braid.
Continue braiding every section of hair you create until your entire head is covered.
Cut Your Bob.
Since this is a bob style, you don’t have to braid all the way down. Secure the end of your braid with an elastic and then cut right below the elastic to shorten your extensions.
Carefully, hold some heat underneath the ends of your braids to seal the ends.
Dip the ends of your braids into hot water to further seal your style. Use a towel to remove excess water.
Tame your baby hairs with a toothbrush and some hair gel. We love using TRESemmé TRES Two Strong Hold Hair Gel for extra hold and shine throughout the day.
Your bob box braid style is complete!
10 Beautiful Bob Box Braids Styles
1. Wavy Braids
Add a slight wave to the very ends of your box braids for a textured bob full of dimension and unique detail.
2. Pulled Back
If you’re looking for a bit of a fancier way to style your box braid bob then this is the style for you. Sweeping your braids back into a low ponytail is a chic and easy way to elevate your look. Use a few sprays of Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray to hold your style in place.
3. Thicker Braids
Try something different and opt for a thicker braid instead of your usual size. These bigger braids make even more of a statement and we can’t recommend them enough for women who are looking to make a statement with their hair.
4. Mid-Level Ponytail
This style is perfect for those days when you need your hair up and out of your face. A flirty ponytail is a fun built-in way to accessorize any look.
Play with your style and color by opting for highlighted box braids. This beautiful bronze color will flatter your skin tone and give you the perfect glow.
The half-up bun trend is here to stay and it’s the perfect way to wear your box braid bob when you’re ready to change up your style.
7. Curled Ends
Add a slight curl to the end of your braids by playing up your natural texture. A little bit of Suave Professionals Flexible Control Curl Mousse will add just the right amount of body and hold to the ends of your braids.
8. Classic Bob
Keep it simple with a classic bob. Show off your braids by giving them an extra dose of shine by running TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum through the ends.
9. Brushed Back
Tousle your braids and comb them back with your fingers in any direction for a fun and playful look.
10. Bob with Bangs
Go for a bold style and ask your stylist to add bangs to your braided bob for a daring and unexpected look.